The match that Paris Saint-Germain played last week against a combination of players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia was perhaps the last in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi faced each other on a football field. The Saudi team was led by Marcelo Gallardo. If the game was special for all the fans who came to see the duel between Cristiano and Messi, it was also special for one of Gallardo’s sons, Santino, who received a very special gift from the Portuguese footballer.
Santino, who professes great admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, uploaded to his Instagram account an image of the number 7 shirt with which the Portuguese played the game. Cristiano gave it to Gallardo and the Doll gave it to his son. “I love you, Cristiano Ronaldo”Santino wrote next to the photo of the shirt to thank the current Al Nassr player for the gesture.
Gallardo has been without a team since leaving River Plate, which he last directed in November in a friendly against Betis. In the eight years he was in charge of the Millionaire, he won 14 titles: Copa Argentina (2016, 2017, 2019), Supercopa Argentina (2017 and 2019), Champions Trophy (2021), Professional League Tournament (2021), CONMEBOL Sudamericana (2014), CONMEBOL Recopa (2015, 2016 and 2019), CONMEBOL Libertadores (2015 and 2018) and Suruga Bank Cup (2015).